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Preface ix PART I. In and Out of Balance: What's Going On? 1 In Balance 3 2 Off-balance: I'm So Dizzy 17 3 Getting a Diagnosis: The First Steps 33 Part II. Why Am I So Dizzy? Causes of Balance Disorders 4 Common Inner Ear Disorders 47 5 Other Inner Ear Disorders 67 6 Cardiovascular and Central Nervous System Disorders 83 7 Systemic Disorders 8 Visual and Sensory Disorders 9 Drugs and Environmental Causes 10 In Your Head: Psychological Dizziness 11 What to Expect If You Need Special Tests Part III. Stop the World: Treating Balance Disorders 12 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Other Physical Therapies 13 Treating Dizziness with Diet 14 Surgical and Medical Procedures 15 Complementary Treatment Methods Epilogue The Future of Balance Disorders Appendix A Medications Appendix B Other Conditions That Can Cause or Are Associated with Dizziness or Balance Disorders Appendix C Resources Glossary Suggested Reading IndexLibrary of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: